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Ben Lomand connects with championship
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When Ben Lomand and Sonic met in the championship game of the girls 9-10 junior league tournament, runs figured to be scarce.That wasn’t the case despite Madison Cantrell and Marah Wanamaker, two of the league’s top pitchers, squaring off in the circle. Ben Lomand used eight hits to claim the tournament title with a 9-4 victory.Before the game, the only count most people thought would reach double digits was strikeouts, not runs scored. But Ben Lomand opened the game with a run in the first, only to see Sonic score two in the bottom of the first.A three-run third inning, followed by three more runs in the fourth, powered Ben Lomand to the tournament title, which followed a regular-season championship for the squad.Wanamaker struck out the first two batters in the first inning, seemingly starting the pitcher’s duel.